"Maybe it's this sort of match that we needed for the future", said Hazard, the captain.
"Accompanied by the doctor of the Brazilian national team, Rodrigo Lasmar, the player performed image tests that confirmed the injury and he doe not have sufficient time of recovery in the period of dispute of the World Cup.
That's what this World Cup is all about", Martinez told reporters on Wednesday.
"We are not talking about a system but understanding what we must do when we have possession".
Lukaku is pleased with his contribution to Belgium's World Cup cause so far, with a prolific marksman eager to point out that he wants to offer more than just end product.
"I think Kevin De Bruyne's influence in our team has been a lot deeper; a little bit earlier, allowing his team to have the influence that we have in the final third and being a real playmaker for us". We have four players who can make the difference.
Former United defender Ferdinand is among those to have been impressed by a striker who can look unplayable on his day, telling BBC Sport: "It's like playing in the school playground and you have a 16-year-old playing against the 11-year-olds".
Neymar won his race to be fit in time to make Tite's final squad for Russian Federation after suffering a fractured metatarsal while playing for French champions Paris Saint-Germain in February, and he has scored two of Brazil's seven goals at the tournament so far.
"I don't think it will be a game with many secrets". He's helped me from when I arrived in England, we have a very special and close relationship. "I think it will be the match of the tournament".
"But we've been working so hard to get ourselves to this occasion". We've won all our games, everyone has played and we've scored 12 times.
"There is something special about this squad".
None of us are going to sleep at night thinking "We have already lost to Brazil".